Psiphon Operator and Outreach Coordinator – Iran

Psiphon is seeking an exceptionally qualified individual to support our Persian language outreach. We are looking for someone fluent in English and Farsi with a strong understanding and commitment to freedom of expression and an interest in building the best “right to know” software in the world. If successful, you’ll work with an award-winning team on the front lines of the geo-political battle for the future of cyberspace.

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and references to:


Develop, extend and support adoption of Psiphon in Iran and the Iranian diaspora
Help individuals and communities understand and use Psiphon’s circumvention technologies
Coordinate and facilitate communication between Psiphon’s development team and Iranians adopting Psiphon
Monitor and continually manage effective communication with Psiphon’s Iranian community
Collect, analyze and report Psiphon usage statistics
Develop educational materials and advocacy campaigns concerning Psiphon
Transition users during blocking events
Serve as member of and advanced R&D brain-trust developing next-generation Psiphon technologies
Develop new Farsi content for Iranian Psiphon users

Fluent in English and Farsi
Strong understanding of the current political and media structures in Iran
Degree, diploma or hands-on experience in computer programming or network engineering, or strong self-taught hactivist/hacker skills
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple group interaction
Ability to respond and decision make “on-the-fly” in response to fluid circumstances
Ability to take initiative
Ability to self-manage
Strong organizational skills
Proven Experience

Proven and strong connections within Iran and the diaspora
Commitment to freedom of expression
Sensitivity to Iranian politics, history, culture and human right issues
Ability to understand technical concepts especially circumvention technologies
Solid grasp of architecture of Internet design and operation
Good understanding of the role of Internet censorship generally and in Iran specifically
Desired Experience

Liaising directly with the Iranian community both in Iran and in the diaspora
Project management of community initiatives
Track record of engagement with political issues in Iran and the diaspora